Frank Westry came to Roosevelt University because he was looking for an excellent English program. But he was also influenced by his mother, alumna Martha R. Rice, who earned a Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in 2009 with a concentration in psychology. Her experience at Roosevelt was so transformative and welcoming that she persuaded her son to attend.
Karen Martinez is the first Roosevelt University student to receive a four-year scholarship from Mujeres Latinas en Accion and the Greer Foundation. Both organizations are working to increase opportunities for Latinos and Latinas in the sciences.
Following the premiere at the Harris Theatre in Chicago, the CCPA Orchestra will perform Stacy Garrop's Mythology Symphony for a professional CD of the composer's music that is expected to be released by Cedille Records by year's end.